In Memoriam
Chadwick W. Collings

Managing Partner
01/01/2021 - 12/14/2023

Chadwick W. Collings (February 13, 1971 – December 14, 2023)

Mr. Collings served as the firm’s managing partner, a position he assumed on January 1, 2021. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University (Bachelor of Arts in 1994) and he received his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Center for Law in 1997.

Since beginning his practice of law, Mr. Collings was almost exclusively been engaged in the areas of litigation and representing various businesses, governmental entities and insurers. He successfully tried cases numerous matters in Federal and State district courts and argued numerous appellate cases before the U.S. Fifth Circuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and multiple appellate courts throughout Louisiana.

In 2021, Mr. Collings successfully completed the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office P.O.S.T.  Reserve Academy, which allowed him to better understand and represent first responders. Following graduation, he served as a STPSO Reserve Major.

Mr. Collings was a veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard, having served as an infantryman for 7 years. He was honorably discharged in 1996.

Mr. Collings was very proud of his representation of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Randy Smith and the many deputies of the Sheriff’s Office. Milling Benson Woodward is proud to have had Chad as a member of its family.



68031 Capital Trace Row Mandeville, LA 70471


  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bachelor of Arts, 1994
  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Center for Law, Juris Doctor, 1997


  • Louisiana State Courts
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Former Chairman, St. Tammany Development District
  • Former Member Board of Directors, St. Tammany Parish Economic Development Foundation
  • Former Member Board of Directors, East St. Tammany Parish Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Board Member, East St. Tammany Parish Habitat for Humanity

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